1. Accessible to Your Attendees
Pittsburgh is located within 500 miles of nearly half of the population of US and Canada.
2. Compact, Walkable Downtown
An exciting mix of culture, shopping, world class hotels, and dining, all nestled within 30 square blocks at the heart of the urban core. Travel throughout downtown is free on board our "T" subway system and local buses.
3. Responsible and Sustainable
Pittsburgh is at the forefront of sustainability. The David L Lawrence Convention center is the world's first convention center built Gold LEED® Certified and then upgraded to Platinum LEED® Certified. This reflects a commitment to environmental responsibility that is a hallmark of the region. You see green space throughout the city, with the largest considered our front yard, also known as Point State Park and home to our Fountain at the Point.
4. Award-Winning Culinary Scene
Pittsburgh boasts an extraordinary and highly acclaimed culinary scene, but don't just take our word for it. Zagat named Pittsburgh the No. 1 Top City for Food and the 2016 James Beard Awards recognized several Pittsburgh chefs for their outstanding talents. Livability also agreed, recently naming Pittsburgh the 3rd Best Food City.
5. Culture, Culture And More Culture
The downtown Cultural District features ten theatres nestled among eclectic art galleries, shops, dining and more. Pittsburgh consistently receives praise as One of America's 20 Most Cultured Cities and one of the Top 10 Most Creative Cities.
6. Fun For All Ages
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh offers the third largest dinosaur exhibit on the planet plus a fantastic collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. In addition, the Carnegie Science Center provides children a full-day of activity and learning. For grown-up fun, Rivers Casino is available for gambling, dining and entertainment. See the city from Mt. Washington via the Duquesne Incline or on the water aboard the Gateway Clipper fleet or Just Ducky Tours.
Moneybox called Pittsburgh "the most affordable city in the world." There's no state sales tax on clothing and shoes which means BIG savings for the shoppers in your group.
8. Hospitable Community
When you visit or bring a convention to Pittsburgh you see us at our best. A warm, friendly community awaits with people not only willing to show you where things are but take you there personally.
9. Off-Site Venues
From PNC Park to Heinz Field to the restaurants atop Mt. Washington, your attendees will experience views voted among the best in the world.
10 Other People Think You Should Visit Pittsburgh Too
Travel + Leisure named Pittsburgh One of the Best Places to Travel in 2016 and that's just one of the many credible sources lining up to sing the city's praises. We've been chosen by both National Geographic Traveler and Jetsetter.com as one of the best places in the world to visit; cited seven times as America's Most Livable City; and among the World's Most Livable Cities, noted by The Economist in its "Global Livability Survey."